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This course is self taught (Online course).

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Cisco NetAcad: Introduction to Packet Tracer Mobile

Self-taught course


As an alternative to the Introduction to Packet Tracer, this course is designed for users of mobile devices, specifically Android and iOS. Only a little over an hour long, this self-paced course is for beginners with no prior networking knowledge. Expect to learn basic tool operations with hands-on activities that will help you visualize a network. Introductory course is proven helpful for all learners who use mobile devices.

If you already have an active Cisco account you can join the course by clicking here.

Target audience
  • All current Cambridge University members (departments and colleges)
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the function and installation of Packet Tracer.
  • Create a simple simulated network using Packet Tracer.
  • Investigate network functionality using simulation mode.
  • Investigate the Packet Tracer physical view.
  • Identify different uses of Packet Tracer.
  • Configure IoT devices in Packet Tracer.
  • Connect and control IoT devices to a network using a Home Gateway and a Registration Server.
  • Modify the environmental conditions within a Packet Tracer physical container.
  • Create and Program Objects in Packet Tracer.
How to book

To book on this course use the click on the Book a place (provisional) button. Once the request has been received a Cisco Networking Academy account will be created in your name should you not already have one. You will receive an email containing a link to activate your registration. Thereafter your account will be assigned to the course. For step by step instructions on this process please refer to the online instructions.

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